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First look: Costa Rica’s new tourism campaign in the United States
Eco tourism
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Eco tourism
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First look: Costa Rica’s new tourism campaign in the United States

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2019

Costa Rica this week launched a new tourism campaign in major U.S. and Canadian markets. Branded "Only the Essentials," the marketing push promotes Costa Rica as “an…

Letter to the Editor: Fueling fears of a Hispanic invasion
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Letter to the Editor: Fueling fears of a Hispanic invasion

Julio Noboa - August 13, 2019

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source. We want to hear your take on the latest news in Costa Rica, or issues…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
religion
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - July 30, 2019

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.  Many…

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Surfing in Pavones Costa Rica: One of the World’s Best Waves
Southern Zone
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Southern Zone
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Surfing in Pavones Costa Rica: One of the World’s Best Waves

Manuel Martinez - April 12, 2019

Pavones is legendary. Every goofy rider who has ever heard of it wants to ride it. Hell, every regular rider who has heard about it wants to…

Wild and untamed: Our Southern Zone Deep Dive
Southern Zone
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Southern Zone
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Wild and untamed: Our Southern Zone Deep Dive

Alexander Villegas - April 9, 2019

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, beloved by travelers from around the planet. It’s also Costa Rica’s poorest. The…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: April 8, 2019

Alexander Villegas - April 8, 2019

This week in Costa Rica (April 8, 2019) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Featured News Stories ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches The morning-after…

Costa Rica and Peru establish alliance to develop water program in Guanacaste
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica and Peru establish alliance to develop water program in Guanacaste

Latin Clima and The Tico Times - April 5, 2019

On March 11, the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in Peru (MINAGRI) presented a program to…

Costa Rica announces charging grid for electric vehicles
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces charging grid for electric vehicles

AFP and The Tico Times - April 4, 2019

Costa Rica announced Tuesday that 34 fast charging points for electric cars will be in operation this year. They will be part of a network of charging…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: April 1, 2019

Alexander Villegas - April 1, 2019

The Tico Times visits the southern zone, we launch a new episode of our podcast and give tips on how to stay safe in Costa Rica. This…

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